spent nine years in North Wales and Merseyside before his family
migrated to New Zealand in 1960. He studied psychology in Wellington
and was a primary school teacher. |
Returning to England in 1978, he worked in continuing education and organisation development. Between 2000 and 2007 he helped survivors of torture as a volunteer. Capturing the accounts of survivors for legal and therapeutic reasons re-ignited his interest in writing. He has a Certificate in Novel Writing from City University and also studied writing at the City Lit in London.
From 2007 onwards he reduced the number of days he worked to make more time for writing and became a full-time writer in 2013.
He lives in Wembley with his partner, Sue and Lola, a cat who often sits muse-like on his desk as he writes.